• Beating the Heat...With Thunder Cat Dolphin Watch

     
    POSTED August 16, 2016
     
  • Beating the Heat...With Thunder Cat Dolphin Watch

     
    POSTED August 16, 2016
     

The oppressive heat of the last few weeks has been giving new meaning to “dog days of summer.” It is enough to make you want to stay indoors but with winter coming soon, I can’t bear to stay inside.

So how do you stay cool and get outside? Climb aboard the Thunder Cat! This electric yellow catamaran docks in Wildwood Crest and seats 49 guests. While I went on a weekend for an afternoon leisure cruise, Thunder Cat also doubles as a fantastic get-out-of-the-office option. The boat can be chartered for private groups for $1,000 from Memorial Day to Labor Day and charters can pick their day and time of choice. If you decide to join a public cruise, the boat has six sailings per day, seven days a week.

But it’s not just scenic views of the Cape May coast that you’ve climbed aboard for—there also are dolphins! Yes, New Jersey has dolphins. In fact, Wildwood and Cape May are home to 2,000 to 3,000 dolphins each summer (These wise animals head south to the Carolinas in the late fall).

The catamaran’s smaller size makes it possible to get up close and personal with the dolphins. The best part is watching them surf the boat’s wake! They jump and dive right with the boat. The 90-minute ride also includes a peek at the shipwreck known as Concrete Ship. It’s an easy, breezy way to spend time together with clients or colleagues on the Jersey Shore.

October is the month of fall color viewing, pumpkin picking, and pizza. Yes, October is National Pizza Month, and if you’re looking to commemorate the occasion, head to New Jersey.

Others may disagree—let’s make that, others will certainly disagree—but last year Food & Wine Magazine named New Jersey the best pizza state in America, followed by Connecticut and New York in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively. Pennsylvania landed in seventh place and Massachusetts nabbed 10th place. 

 

Looking for an outdoor venue to host a large group for dinner?  

 

Duckpin bowling, pinball machines, shuffleboard, foosball tables and a vintage arcade.